Former reporter for The Associated Press Business desk in Washington covering defense spending, government procurement and military spending under the Bush and Obama administrations.
In 2007, she was nominated for an Associated Press Managing Editors award for her coverage of the decaying conditions at Walter Reed Army Medical Center.
More recently, she was a contributing writer to "The Associated Press: Meltdown 101," a special project, which received an award in 2009 by The Society of American Business Editors and Writers.
Prior to joining The AP, she was a reporter for United Press International from 2004 to 2006 covering international trade and energy. She reported from Hong Kong for the World Trade Organization's Doha talks and covered the European Union's Economic Summit in Brussels in 2005.
She is also a member of the World Affairs Council in Washington, D.C., a member of the International Correspondents' Committee at the National Press Club and a member of The Military Reporters & Editors
Donna graduated with an M.S. in Journalism from Boston University's College of Communication in 2005. She has a dual B.A. degree in Cognitive Science and Philosophy from Lehigh University, where she did her senior thesis on the interpretive condition of language.
She is currently studying Arabic, and speaks French conversationally.